NOLA: Spring Break 2014

NOLA/ Nawlins/ New Orleans was hands down one of the craziest cities I’ve ever been to. Admittedly, we did get there just in time for Mardi Gras 😉 …But trust me, this city has NO shortage of activities. 20140320-235146.jpg

The Big Easy treated us very well, and if you haven’t been yet, you are missing out on, what is in my opinion, one of the best cities in America. 

New Orleans is beautiful–inside and out. I was swoon from the get-go. The culture of this place is unparalleled to any other city I’ve been to in the U.S.. The music, the food, and the pure love of life that exudes from every street corner is something to revel in.

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My friends and I were in New Orleans for 5 days and by the end of the trip we were all wishing we lived there. The vibe of NOLA is super relaxed and if you just let yourself wander, you’ll stumble into the most incredible things and truly get the most out of this city:

  • The French Quarter
  • Bourbon Street (Hand Grenades & Huge Ass Beers)
  • Frenchman Street (Live music >>>)
  • The French Market & Shopping District (The flea market and vintage shops are to die for!)
  • Take the trolley up and down Canal Street (Hop on, hop off, get lost!)
  • Any and every side street (Seriously, they’re all great and have something unique to offer.)
  • Hole-in-the-walls for local food (I can die happy knowing I stumbled upon the best Creole food in New Orleans…)

Who’s been to New Orleans before? I’d definitely like to go back again and would love to hear more suggestions!

PS- If you want to see more pictures from my trip, check out my Instagram and Flickr! xx

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Nashville: Noms, Nights, & Sights!

For spring break this year some friends and I decided to road trip down to New Orleans for Mardi Gras (Not to worry- I’ll post about that trip too!) But first, we decided to spend a weekend in Nashville…and I thought I’d share some of the noms, nights, and sights from that leg of our journey!

For those of you who haven’t been to Nashville, you have to get there ASAP! This city is amazing. Seriously. There’s something happening on every street corner, the people are unbelievably friendly, and you just feel completely at home. 

20140320-233337.jpgMy friends and I spent 3 days and 2 nights in this town and I desperately wished we had planned for more. But hey, that gives me an excuse to come back, right? 

Some MUSTS in Nashville (AKA Music City) are:

  • Shopping on Broadway and in ‘The Gulch’ 20140320-233538.jpg
  • Dinner and drinks at Wildhorse Saloon (Hit up Robert’s Western Honky Tonk & Tootsie’s afterwards) 20140320-233710.jpg
  • You’ve GOTTA get some BBQ (Jack’s or Rippy’s)20140320-233432.jpg
  • Centennial Park (The Parthenon replica is actually really impressive, plus it’s right by Vanderbilt’s campus which is neat to walk through…)
  • The Johnny Cash Museum OR The Country Music Hall of Fame
  • The Opry House (try to see a show here one night!)
  • Head to some of the bars in Midtown (Way more locals=way more fun; My favorite: Winners & Losers Bar)20140320-233615.jpg
  • Jack White’s Record Store, Third Man Records20140320-233650.jpg
  • The Ryman Auditorium (Even if it’s just outside, you’ll appreciate the architecture)

Like I said, there is a lot to see and do in this fabulous city, so it is definitely worth your while to visit…and the next time you do, don’t hesitate to invite me!

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Today.

Today was such a perfect day. It sounds silly because by all standard accounts it was nothing out of the ordinary. But, the sun was shining, there wasn’t a cloud in the sky, and I got to catch up with one of my good friends who I hadn’t seen in months. Summer is so close I can almost taste it, and I am so so very excited to see what adventures the next couple months bring.

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The West Coast is the Best Coast.

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Hello fellow bloggers! I just wanted to check in and let you all know that I’m back from my whirlwind trip to San Francisco. Although I only spent a week in the city, it made a lasting impression. This was … Continue reading